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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:33 PM

Child deaths in Brazil due to virus shocking [View all]

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Last year, a study found that children and young people were far less likely than adults to get severe cases of COVID-19 infection, and death from the pandemic disease among children was exceptionally rare.

A study of COVID-19 patients admitted to 138 hospitals in Britain found that less than 1% were children, and of those fewer than 1% – or six in total – died, all of whom were already suffering serious illness or underlying health disorders.

However, Brazil has turned out to prove quite the contrary. As some countries seek to stem the virus pandemic, Brazil is facing an ever-worsening crisis, with overwhelmed health systems and a soaring death toll leading to a significant number of babies dying from COVID-19.

The South American country’s seven-day rolling average for deaths reached more than 3,000 this month, as the medical NGO Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) warned that a “humanitarian catastrophe” was unfolding due to government mismanagement of the pandemic. Earlier this week, Dr Fatima Marinho, a senior adviser to the health NGO Vital Strategies, told the BBC that there had been an alarmingly high number of children and babies affected by the virus in Brazil.


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